RBI Grade B 2020: Notification, Eligibility, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

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Before beginning with the preparation of the RBI Grade B Exam 2020, it is pertinent to know the syllabus and exam pattern of the exam. RBI will release the notification for RBI Grade B Exam 2020 around May. It is important that you should be aware of all the facets of the exam especially the RBI Grade B 2020 Exam Pattern beforehand to make your study plan. Starting out early will really help you in ensuring a rank in the exam.

Here’re the steps that you should consider before starting out your preparation:

  1. Read carefully about the RBI Grade B eligibility to ensure that you can sit for the exam. You can read more about it here.
  2. Ensure that you have a copy of the RBI Grade B syllabus and that you have a fair bit of idea about each of the sections. You can know everything about the syllabus and booklist of both prelims and mains here.
  3. Make sure that you have access to RBI Grade B 2020 Previous Years Papers. It will help you in understanding the level of the exam more clearly.
  4. Examine the RBI Grade B 2020 Exam Pattern to strategize your preparation accordingly. The exam pattern of RBI Grade B Phase I and Phase II is given below.

The RBI Grade B Officer Exam is conducted in three phases:

  1. Phase I is the Prelims round which is qualifying in nature meaning that the score of this round does not add up to make the final merit list.
  2. Phase II or Mains exam is conducted only for those candidates who qualify the Prelims.
  3. Interview Round

Exam Pattern of RBI Grade B 2020 Phase I

RBI Grade B 2020 Phase I will consist of four sections viz General Awareness, Logical Reasoning, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude. It is a more general round which tests the aptitude of the candidates for screening purpose.

It should be noted that there are sectional cutoffs as well as the overall cutoff. Hence, you cannot take any section lightly. Devise a preparation strategy for each of the sections and give equal time while preparing for Phase I.

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The exam pattern of RBI Grade B (Phase I) is given in the table below:

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern (Phase I)

Sections

No. of Questions

Marks

Duration

General Awareness

80

80

A total time of 2 hours (120 minutes) is given to the candidate to complete the exam.

Quantitative Aptitude

30

30

English Language

30

30

Reasoning

60

60

Total

200

200

RBI Grade B Exam (Phase II)

RBI Grade B Phase 2 or Mains is considered to be the most important round since it is a stepping stone to becoming a Grade B officer. The score in this phase matters a lot as it added while preparing the final merit. One has to strategize and work harder to ensure a good score across sections. This phase has 3 sections: Finance and Management (F&M), Economics & Social Issues (ESI) and English (Writing Skills).
Each section is of 100 marks with 90 minutes allotted per section. F&M and ESI are objective papers whereas English (Writing Skills) is a descriptive paper
The exam pattern of RBI Grade B exam (Phase II) is given in the table below:

RBI Grade B Exam Pattern (Phase – II)

Name of the Paper

Type of the Paper

Duration (in minutes)

Marks

Paper I Economic & Social Issues

Objective Type

90

100

Paper-II English (Writing Skills)

Descriptive Type

90

100

Paper III Finance & Management

Objective Type

90

100

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